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. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: no access because the taliban who was in control for five years banned all religious music. >> if they knew you were listening to the music, they probably would kill you because they did not like music. >> reporter: today the taliban is out of power and 18-year-old yousufi is making up for lost time. he's joined afghanistan's first youth orchestra, which thanks to american funding is on tour in the u.s. >> afghan music is three plus four. >> reporter: we met as they practiced with the maryland youth orchestra. >> how is it to play with american students? >> it's wonderful really. i learn everything from everyone. >> reporter: the orchestra is the brainchild of ahmed sarmast. he fled afghanistan during taliban ruchlt he returned in 2008 with the mission of reviving the arts by opening a music school. it's impossible to have a cultural life when you do not have access to music. >> reporter: why is music so important? >> the power of music is so important for the healing of people. >> reporter: his students are ages 10 to 21. half
it was to an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant clint rome show. -- clint romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. just from every eye point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire-fight. >> reporter: a re-creation of the battle shows romache was everywhere that day, running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they own the place. and to see that, you know, it's just unreal for a second. that's ours, you know. we're not going to let them do that. >> reporter: how close do you think in retrospect you came to being overrun? >> almost as close as you can get w
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